A Letter From The Publisher, Jan. 17, 1944

To answer some of the questions our subscribers have been asking about how TIME gathers, verifies, writes and distributes its news.

If you are a "typical TIME reader" (this week, men only) you have blue eyes and brown hair, are 5 ft. 9 in. tall, weigh 165 Ibs. and wear glasses. The chances are 100 to i against your wearing a beard, 10 to 1 against your having a mustache. Instead you shave clean every day, and you are more likely to swear than sing while you are doing it. You don't admit to a bay...

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